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Culinary & Spirits Activities

Newcomers love to eat and mingle. One of the many perks of living in a resort area is the abundance of options that are available to us.        Culinary groups include:

Sports & Exercise Activities

Need to work off some of the calories consumed during one (or more) of our Culinary activities? Or maybe you just want to get outside and enjoy some of the beautiful scenery the Grand Traverse area has to offer? Either way, we have some groups that are sure to appeal to the nature-lover in you.


  The Fishing Group includes Newcomers who are interested in fishing activities of any kind. The group is evolving according to the interests of its participants. Charter fishing trips for salmon usually occur in late August or in September. For more information, contact Pete.  

Games Activities

Due to their popularity, we currently have several bridge and euchre groups that meet regularly, but we can always add more. We are always looking for ideas on fun things to do, so if you don’t see something of interest to you, maybe you would like to form another small group. For specific dates and detailed […]

Gardening - Needs new leader

Northern Michigan summer are short, but absolutely glorious!  With so many wonderful gardens and gardening resources in our area, there is never a lack of beautiful and inspiring activities for our club to attend.  Our guiding principle is to stimulate the love and knowledge of all aspects of gardening through sound horticulture practices, and make […]


The Newcomers Needlers meet twice a month for a couple of hours of uninterrupted knitting or stitching or rug hooking or needlepoint or whatever strikes your fancy. Show off your finished projects. Bring something to work on (or not!) and enjoy a relaxing afternoon. We also help beginners. We meet on the first and third […]

State/Bijou Volunteering

State and Bijou by the Bay Theatres Volunteers: Join us as we work in the concession area, take tickets, sweep floors, usher or run errands. Free popcorn and pop, a voucher for another movie, and tokens for the parking ramp complete the experience. Our afternoon shift is sometimes slow and sometimes busy. Give it a […]